Analyses | Public administration and legal system | 2016-02-22 | Sing Tao

Are election polls telling the truth?



‘You can lie to a pollster...but you don’t lie to your bookmaker’, a Financial Times columnist doubted whether opinion polls were more reliable than betting odds at predicting elections. As more people go mobile and online, the old landline-only method of conducting surveys has also been called into question. Are there better ways to enhance the credibility of election polls?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.